Is It Better to Sail in Spain or France?

France's long sailing history makes it one of the world's leading sailing nations. The stretch of coast along the Mediterranean features the towns of Marseilles, Monaco, Nice and Cannes as well as the villages of Beaulieu, Menton, St Tropez, Hyeres or St Jean Cap Ferrat, all which you can visit with your yacht.

Yacht charter in Spain offers a bit quieter sailing holidays than the glamourous France, and more active as well since it has more than 4000 km of coastline and numerous opportunities for various water sports. Spain has more than 200 yacht charter harbors along both its coasts. Sailing in Spain mainly evolves around the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. The Balearic Islands are located off the eastern shores of the Spanish mainland. The islands of Ibiza, Mallorca (Majorca), and Menorca are included in this group. The other island group, the Canary Islands, lie in the Antlantic Ocean, off the western shores of Africa.

What makes Spain an attractive yacht charter destination are its excellent geographical position, ideal climate, rich cultural and historical heritage, Mediterranean cuisine and many other attractions as well as many lovely beaches.

To sail in France or to sail in Spain? If you still are not certain read more about Spain and France in our separate sections on Spain and France.